Crocodile pose is often used to take a break between more challenging asanas, such as cobra, bow and upward-facing dog pose.
Practicing diaphragmatic breathing while in crocodile pose will increase its positive effects. This asana can help balance and activate the sacral chakra (svadisthana).
Additional benefits of this pose include:
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Relaxes both mind and body
- Helps clear congestion
- Promotes restful sleep
- Releases lower back tension
- Regulates high blood pressure